Paying Tribute on Patriot Day

This Patriot Day we honor and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11. We pay tribute to the men and women who bravely serve in police and fire agencies locally and around the country, along with members of the U.S. military.

We invite you to watch this touching video tribute.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Looking for Participants in the First-Ever Statewide Student Advisory Council

Students collaboratingThe Utah State Board of Education has voted to create a 15-member Student Advisory Council. Students on the Council will provide suggestions and feedback to members of the USBE.

USBE member Linda Hansen said, “The Board makes better decisions when we hear many different points of view, and the students’ viewpoint is one that we have been missing. Their perspective is incredibly valuable.”

The Student Advisory Council will meet at least every other month to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students.

To be considered for membership on the Council, students must be 16 and a junior or senior. The application can be found at

Applications are due Friday, October 5, 2018.

Teachers Get A Ten Thousand Dollar Surprise for Classroom Supplies

It was an emotional day for teachers at Riverton Elementary School. That’s because they received a priceless surprise during a school-wide assembly. That surprise was the gift of $10,000 divided equally among the teachers to purchase classroom supplies. The generous donation came from Burlington, which is reaching out hoping to help educators who often spent some of their own money on classroom supplies. The Jordan Education Foundation (JEF) works closely with community partners like Burlington to make donations like this possible for teachers and students in the classroom. Thank you Burlington and JEF for making a difference in education!

Kauri Sue Students to Perform During Football Half-Time Show With High School Cheerleaders, Dance and Drill Teams

Kauri Sue Students Learning Cheer RoutineIt will be the chance of a lifetime for a group of special needs students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. That’s because Riverton High School has invited the students to perform during half time at the school’s home football game Friday night, September 7. Riverton High students have always had a special place in their hearts for Kauri Sue students. Now the football team, cheerleaders, dance and drill teams are showing their love by making the special needs students part of a very exciting night at the high school. They have been rehearsing for the performance for weeks and everyone is excited to take to the field on Friday night. Thanks to everyone involved for making this amazing experience happen for so many wonderful students.

Sunset Ridge Middle School Teacher is ‘History Teacher of the Year’

Picture of Megan OsbornIt is a prestigious award sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and this year the award goes to Sunset Ridge Middle School’s Megan Osborn. This talented social studies teacher is being recognized as Utah’s 2018 ‘Gilder Lerhman History Teacher of the Year.’ Ms. Osborn was selected based on her demonstrated commitment to teaching American History, her creativity and imagination in the classroom and for successfully engaging students in learning and loving American History. Congratulations! We are very proud to have dedicated and impactful educators like Megan Osborn in Jordan School District.